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Weekly Top 10: The Best in Bass for the Week of June 8th

This week was a week for videos. Bass videos dominated the top 10 for the first time in a while, including a top 10 list within the top 10 list.

But there were also a couple of how-to’s, some new gear and the Bass of the Week to throw into the mix.

Here are the top 10 most popular stories and videos on No Treble for the week of June 8-14, 2014.

Thanks as always for reading, watching, commenting and sharing.

Jaco Pastorius: “Domingo” Isolated Bass

1. Jaco Pastorius: “Domingo” Isolated Bass

We’re closed out Isolated Bass Week 4 with our first ever isolated bass entry by the one and only Jaco Pastorius, and his isolated bass on “Domingo”…

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (May 2014)

2. Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (May 2014)

Many of the videos we shared in May turned out to be monsters – breaking all kinds of records for video views — in the tens of thousands. And I do believe this has to be among the most diverse top 10 bass video lists we’ve shared so far…

Panagiotis Andreou, Tammy Scheffer & Ronen Itzik: Morning Bound

3. Panagiotis Andreou, Tammy Scheffer & Ronen Itzik: Morning Bound

Morning Bound is a fantastic new trio consisting of vocalist Tammy Scheffer, drummer Ronen Itzik and bassist Panagiotis Andreou. The trio is readying their debut EP for this fall. After watching this, we can’t wait…

Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

4. Hal Leonard Releases “Best Bass Lines Ever” Bass Play-Along Volume

Hal Leonard has extended their “Bass Play-Along” series with the release of Best Bass Lines Ever: Bass Play-Along Volume 46

Snow Owl: Buñuelitos

5. Snow Owl: Buñuelitos

Sometime last year, Damian Erskine clued me into a smoking new bassist and I was hooked. Snow Owl, aka Juan Garcia-Herreros, has such stunning rhythmic and melodic capabilities that he makes the most complex lines seem simple. Here he plays an original duo compositon called “Buñuelitos” with violinist Alejandra Maria…

Bass Lick Series: Funky Triplet Bass Groove

6. Bass Lick Series: Funky Triplet Bass Groove

Here’s a new lick for you to try with a half-time 16th shuffle groove and a hip-hop vibe. This lick is based on a G minor pentatonic scale. Follow along with the transcription and the video demo by MarloweDK…

JHS Pedals Now Shipping Colour Box Preamp Pedal

7. JHS Pedals Now Shipping Colour Box Preamp Pedal

Tons of classic albums got their guitar and bass tones by simply plugging directly into vintage recording consoles, and one of the most popular consoles made by Neve is the inspiration for a new stompbox by JHS Pedals called The Colour Box. The pedal is a 100% analog studio-grade preamp…

Miki Santamaria & Dani Ktna: “Overjoyed” Bass & Drums

8. Miki Santamaria & Dani Ktna: “Overjoyed” Bass & Drums

The last time we shared a video by Miki Santamaria, he knocked everyone out with his solo bass arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”. Here he is with drummer Dani Ktna to record another performance of the tune. It has a different vibe from his solo version, but is just as impressive…

Playing Bass without Sheet Music: Time, Feel & Harmony

9. Playing Bass without Sheet Music: Time, Feel & Harmony

In this week’s “Ask”, Damian Erskine answers a reader’s question about ditching the sheet music and playing with the knowledge of time, feel and harmony. Good stuff right here…

Bass of the Week: Omy Guitars CM6 Headless

10. Bass of the Week: Omy Guitars CM6 Headless

This week we check out a gorgeous CM6 by Omy Guitars. Built in Turkey, this particular bass features a headless, 33″ scale design that finished in a blue burst satin finish that makes its figured maple top really pop. Check out the bass of the week…